I don’t think I’ll be doing this anytime too soon.
I think his advice to make sure it’s a nice warm day is very important.
A three part YouTube video by videographer Vivian Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick’s 17 year-old daughter) on the making of the 1980 film classic, The Shining starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Jack Nicholson is one of my favorite actors ever and I really enjoyed watching this behind the scenes look at how The Shining made.
Things I gathered from these videos:
* Kubrick is a hands-on kind of director that knows what he wants and knows when a scene works or doesn’t work.
* The script kept changing from day to day, as I assume many films do, and we see Kubrick pounding away on his typewriter today’s newest script. Each script revision was on different colored paper so you could tell in an instant if everyone was on the same page.
* Shelly Duvall was an emotional wreck during the filming and must have been challenging for Nicholson and Kubrick to work with.
If you’re a fan at all of Nicholson, Kubrick or Duvall, or the movie “The Shining” , or just films in general I highly recommend watching this video. I would have embedded the clips here but embedding is disabled.
Another week has rolled around. The older you get the faster they go…. kind of like a roll of toilet paper…. the closer to the end it gets the faster it goes.
I’m busy working on a trivia night we’re having in less than three weeks. What’s going on in your world?